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Offline slim

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Local Promotions Efforts - What you can do to help
« on: February 15, 2009, 01:57:32 AM »
Folks, Appleseed has a goal of doubling in size every year, and to do that, we have to get the word out to the masses. In order for that to happen, we need volunteers to step up and promote our events on the local level. Boots on the Ground...... YOU!

For every event, we need a Promotions Boss (PB) - someone who will ensure there are shooters at the events. Someone to make sure that every American in their area has the opportunity to at least hear about the Appleseed Project and to know that it's coming to a location near them soon!

If you are someone new to Appleseed or someone looking for a way to "help out" or "get involved" this is it! This is also a good way to help your friends, family, neighbors and maybe even get the word out to someone like yourself, who otherwise wouldn't have heard of Appleseed.  And most of all, it's a great way to do something positive to help our great nation become a nation of Riflemen once again.
 
Volunteer! Step up! Post your promotional efforts here on this forum and don't be scared to say, "I wanna be the Promotions Boss for this event!"


Here is a check list of Local BOTG action items that need to be done for each shoot:  (Please post your ideas and additions) 

1) Flyer distribution:  We need to list all the possible locations we can, folks lack imagination
  a) Gun/Sports Shops
  b) Gun shows
  c) Grocery Stores and Wal-marts
  d)  Community Centers:  VFW, American Legions, Mason Halls, Church, work,
  e) Barber shops
  f) Local colleges, universities.  Be sure to look for shooting programs on campus, they can be good partners in this effort!
  g) Auto dealers, motorcycle dealers, surfboard dealers (gotta think of Ca.)
  h) Assisted Living communities-Retirement homes
  I) Fire Stations, Police Stations, Union halls, Volunteer fire departments, trade centers
  j)  Non-sponsoring gun clubs- Normally pistol/shotgun only ranges, sometimes indoors.
  k)  Book stores/magazine racks.  Slide them inside gun magazines, as "inserts", be smart about it.
  l)  All Military instillations, Guard base, Armory, Regular base, USO
  m) Auto parts and Farm supply stores
  n) BLM, DNR, Fish and Wildlife offices
  o) Local fitness/wellness programs and centers. YMCA, YWCA, Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, Gold's Gym, etc.

2)  Internet tools
  a) Other forums (supply list of suggestions)
  b) Community Calendars for surrounding towns/cities
  c) GOA Event announcements--Other Press Release sites (free service)
  f)  Send announcements to your friends/family in your address book, ask them to forward it to their address book.

3)  Other organizations within the state, send announcements.
  a)  State Shooter's associations
  b)  State gun rights political groups:  Conceal carry, 2A groups, Campaign for Liberty, Democrats/Republican (must do both or neither)
  c)  Boy Scouts:  Local troops
  d)  4H:  Local chapters.
  e)  DAR/SAR chapters
  f)  Four Wheeler groups, mud/ridge runner groups
 
4)  Coordination with host club/range
  a)  ensure they have plenty of flyers and they are hung up
  b)  ensure they have event posted on their website/calendar
  c)  ensure they have put event in club News letter
  d)  "advertise" at club for help with local promotions for this event, to get others to help distribute flyers in the community
 
5)  Other
  a)  Thrifty Nickle ads


Any questions can be sent to me in a Personal Message (PM) or posted here on this thread. Good luck, and remember - Get the word out!

Offline oldgrunt

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Re: Local Promotions Efforts - What you can do to help
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2009, 02:33:21 AM »
ok new guys you see what needs done dont look at this like you cant do it.just do one thing like pack the flyers in your car and drop a few off when you see a chance,,Its not hard ...If you want to shoot then do what you can to get them in your area every little bit helps....
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   Greetings once again.. As I told most of you this year lots to do and see...We have had 3 events so far with at least 5 more before much longer....So hears where I say  thank you to the land owners and all the guys that have been handing alot of help witrh this..OKC you guys are the ones that in the past 3 months have done alot ..Thanks for the support on the blogs and if I can helpout say something..But from the post and other sitings your all IIT3's in my book so get the pc's done and work a few shoots ..You all are already doing the work.I dont wanty to call names or point out too many "you know who you are" .With that said we have more work needed on promo and radio callin numbers for the state.There is a team of people looking to work the radio so anything you can post here is going to good use..And if you are a IIT in this state just show up to a shoot and if you cant work both days just do one...everything you can learn is only going to help..We will have a few Masters and many red hats traveling the appleseed events lots to see and learn..One last thing about you IIT's look for a RBC and get to one soon you'll love it..

  The summer has realy picked up so if you see something you can do  plzz do it....Takes nothing more than going to the video store and dropping some flyers on the magazine rack .You were going there anyways and that goes for anywhere else print them up and drop then  when you see a good spot ..If you look above you can see a small part of what we look for .Oklahoma I see more events next year and if we can get just a few things done on our on areas .Pm me if you ever need something  I think I have a few guys that can find the answer to about anything .Thats about it Hope to see a few of you out here on the trail its getting fun more people just keep showing up..

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Follow Me..I am the Infantry..
                                         Iron Mike

THE MAN COMES AROUND..Johnny Cash

"If there must be trouble,..Let it be in my day,That my child may have peace".....

 THOMAS PAINE